Summary: This has been a really solid ITX offering from BioStar. I appreciate the tiny embedded processor doing its thing at almost no watts used. It's a small form factor but has quick ports- USB3 , 1 PCI-e...so it packs a lot of flexibility for a small package. The AMD E-350 bobcat processor is a touch poky, hence the star ding down to four, and it could be better with the E450 APU to get the little speed bump.
Summary: Everything works great, I use it as a HTPC with XBMC and it plays everything from DVD to Bluray rips at almost 50 mbps. The only problem is I can't control the fan from Windows with Speedfan, I have to do it via the BIOS, but apart from that there are no problems with this board. Highly recommended.
Summary: I wanted a new HTPC for the upstairs. I was thinking about maybe doing an AMD A4-4000 CPU + mini-ITX motherboard (which would have run, maybe, $110 or so), but, having had a good experience with a Zotac AD04 box (which is E-350 based), I thought I'd give this a try. Well I'm sure glad I did. Everything is great. The board is well built, all the components are well put together, etc. Weirdly, it's got a parallel printer port (what year is this?), so that's amusing.
Summary: A customer of ours needed a 32 bit machine with a real parallel port (USB to parallel was not an option) to operate an engraving machine. We used this board as the base of the machine, tossed in 4GBs of ram, a small hard drive and a mini-itx case. Worked great for the customers needs, and they no longer have to depend on a failing 10 year old XP cow box. This setup runs Windows 7 32bit like a champ, and suffered no lag with the customers software.
Summary: I built my own Linux based low-power NAS box. I had wanted something much faster than my OpenWRT Buffalo router that I was using as a NAS. I was only getting around 15 megabytes/second on my older NAS with a gigabit link. I decided to build my own NAS versus buying one because for about the same cost I could get something that ran a stock Ubuntu Linux system which would make it easier to customize.
Summary: Very nice board. It has many current features, like SATA III (6GB), and USB3, (and USB2 internal ports) plus good backwards compatibility. Up to 16GB of DDR3, too. I'm going to make an XMBC multimedia server after I work out some cabling issues; the (used) case I'm using doesn't like my attempts to squeeze a mechanical (data) drive and a SSD (system) drive in it (not made for it), so I'm forced to do some cabling experiments to not upset air flow.